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To a great extent, we live in a culture that resists and fears unpleasant emotion. From the time we were babies we were taught to quickly shut off unpleasant feelings like anger or sadness. Yet, learning to suppress, numb or overly control our emotions has serious consequences.
We some time can spend hours on Facebook avoiding our feelings. Or we can eat the whole pan of brownies. One common way of numbing our worries and other unpleasant feelings is by staying very, very busy.
A sure way to increase your emotional health is by gently touching your unpleasant feelings, giving them their rightful place in your life and the time they deserve.
You don’t have to try to change what you are feeling, you just have to give yourself permission to feel it fully. Instead of trying to roughly push your unpleasant feelings away cradle them gently.
Accept your unpleasant feelings.
Give them time to communicate their important message, and when they are ready to leave they will.
Don’t put negative judgement on certain emotions rather accept all emotions for what they are.
A small study from Olin University published in 2013 showed that being comfortable with experiencing and expressing mixed emotions was a predictor of improvements in well-being, while ignoring or evading unpleasant feelings was not associated with boosts in well-being.
Below is my ultimate collection of 66 insightful quotes, informative short videos, and links to useful articles that will help you to heal and transform all of your emotional pain into emotional freedom, happiness and awesomeness.
42 Insightful Quotes About Emotions, Emotional Pain and Emotional Freedom
-Vincent Van Gogh
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
-Jess C. Scott
-Augustus William Hare
- Dr. Margaret Paul
-Lewis B. Smedes
- African Proverb
-Eric Micha'el Leventhal
-Dr. Margaret Paul
16 Informative Videos on How to Transform Emotional Pain into Emotional Freedom
8 Helpful Articles on Transforming Emotional Pain into Emotional Freedom
[articleslist articlenumber=”1″ articlelink=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-firestone/emotions_b_2594457.html” articletitle=”The Upside of Negative Emotions: Why Feeling Fully Leads to a Better Life” articleimage=”http://www.awesomewithin.com/wp-content/uploads/Emotional-Freedom-Article-1.jpg” articleintro=”How can we best deal with our day-to-day emotional reactions? What can we do when our partner lets us down, when we have a struggle with our child, or when we feel provoked by a friend? Oddly enough, the first piece of advice is to stay with the pain.
It turns out we expend much more energy avoiding the pains of our existence than we do when we actually face our feelings. Often, we cause ourselves much more misery through our attempts to defend against our unpleasant emotions. Also, in trying not to feel our feelings, we become unnecessarily defended and many times end up hurting others.”]
[articleslist articlenumber=”2″ articlelink=”https://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-feel-your-feelings/” articletitle=”How to Feel Your Feelings and What That Will Do for Your Life (Everything!)” articleimage=”https://cdn.tinybuddha.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Colors-of-Mood.jpg” articleintro=”Feeling your emotions brightens your life, both internally and externally.
You already have every answer you will ever need inside of you; you just need to learn how to access that information. Answers about your relationships, your life direction, how to take care of your health, how to move toward what you want. Translating what your feelings are trying to tell you provides a direct conduit to your own higher wisdom.
You already have all the answers you will ever need inside of you—and your emotions are a primary vehicle for those answers. Learning the language of your feelings will give you your own personal Sherpa through life.”]
[articleslist articlenumber=”3″ articlelink=”https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-3665/5-Ways-to-Feel-Your-Feelings-Fully-Deepen-the-Connection-with-Yourself.html” articletitle=”5 Ways to Feel Your Feelings Fully & Deepen the Connection with Yourself” articleimage=”http://www.awesomewithin.com/wp-content/uploads/Emotional-Freedom-Article-2.jpg” articleintro=”Right up into my twenties, I created the habit of resisting emotions and avoiding what I was feeling. Repressing emotions rather than experiencing them. Or, being overly reactive and dramatizing my experience when feelings bubbled up and sought expression.
Denying our emotions creates inner turmoil and perpetuates the emotional experience. And through this resistance, emotions become stuck in our body. Whether it’s defensiveness, anger, sadness, or something else, the resistance is usually accompanied by a personal ‘story’ that justifies our reactions, keeping the emotion alive, often by attributing the cause of the emotional experience to something or someone outside our self.”]
[articleslist articlenumber=”4″ articlelink=”http://www.awakenment-wellness.com/healing-emotions.html” articletitle=”Healing Emotions By Fully Feeling Them” articleimage=”http://www.awakenment-wellness.com/images/190xNxjoy_griefsepia.jpg.pagespeed.ic.GQk6lvusIP.jpg” articleintro=”Healing emotions takes a shift from thinking to actually feeling our emotions, and working them through. Feeling our feelings doesn’t actually take much time.
What takes time is all the ways we avoid feeling our emotions and all the time we spend caught up in emotional reactions! Healing our emotions is not about thinking about them or avoiding them or reacting to them. These are all ways we slow down the process of healing emotions.
In other words, healing occurs when we make the shift from thinking about our issue to feeling our feelings.
What do we mean by feeling feelings? This is very different than being caught up in a torrent of emotional reactions. It is different from having a lot of feelings come up.”]
[articleslist articlenumber=”5″ articlelink=”http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/feeling-your-emotions-fully” articletitle=”Feeling Your Emotions Fully” articleimage=”http://www.awesomewithin.com/wp-content/uploads/Emotional-Freedom-Article-3.jpg” articleintro=”Our society does not accept emotions. We are expected to move through life like robots, go to work function whether we have anything of an emotional nature going on in our lives or not.
Keeping your emotions internalized keeps you stuck. Holding on to anger, pain, suffering and sadness causes long-term side effects and illness. We have got to start feeling our emotions fully. When you have something sad happen in your lives, take the time to cry. Don’t rush back to work before you are ready to deal with the day-to-day until you are ready.
We are soul beings having a physical experience. We have emotions. It is time to acknowledge them and feel our emotions fully. Keeping feelings of sadness and grief stuffed beneath a facade only causes us to be defended. When we are defended we become reactive when little bumps in the road of life appear.”]
[articleslist articlenumber=”6″ articlelink=”http://consciouslifenews.com/fully-feeling-feelings-key-happiness-freedom/11101534″ articletitle=”Why Fully Feeling Your Feelings Is the Key to Happiness and Freedom” articleimage=”http://3s9h7h3y0i6u2n9j4h5vgkf1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ManClutchingHeadPain.jpg” articleintro=”So I did something crazy: I allowed myself to stop all the constant chatter that was in my head. I sat quietly and let myself feel. And did I ever feel. All these feelings came flooding in: Guilt. Anger. Despair. Sadness.
By not judging my feelings, by not making them right or wrong or giving them power over me, I learned to simply use them as a gauge for what I needed in that very moment.
I was now able to love my body no matter what the number on the scale was because I was no longer controlling my body as a distraction from my feelings.
I learned to not fight the feeling of being uncomfortable and to just accept it. This enabled me to hold my daughter while she cried and know that it was enough to just be there; I didn’t need to control or ”fix it.””]
[articleslist articlenumber=”7″ articlelink=”https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/06/12/a-technique-for-feeling-painful-feelings/” articletitle=”A Technique for Feeling Painful Feelings” articleimage=”http://www.awesomewithin.com/wp-content/uploads/Emotional-Freedom-Article-4.jpg” articleintro=”Many of us avoid feeling our feelings because we worry that feeling them will be more painful than just pretending they don’t exist. Or we assume they’ll simply skulk away (and stay away permanently).”]
[articleslist articlenumber=”8″ articlelink=”http://consciouslifenews.com/embrace-your-pain-to-raise-your-vibration/1194424/” articletitle=”Embrace Your Pain to Raise Your Vibration” articleimage=”http://www.awesomewithin.com/wp-content/uploads/Emotional-Freedom-Article-5.jpg” articleintro=”Because we know that feeling good is what gets us what we want, it is natural to begin to develop some fear about pain and other negative feelings. Many of us begin to see pain as a “wrong” feeling that keeps us from having what we want.
Because we’ve defined pain as “wrong,” many of us seek to ignore or avoid it, in order to keep it from lowering our vibrations.
Though this makes logical sense, unfortunately actions to ignore or avoid pain only prevent us from finding vibrational alignment. “]